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Punch Worthington Laboratory

In addition to his work at The Pacific Mesothelioma Center at PHLBI, Dr. Robert B. Cameron serves as the director of the mesothelioma program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also the chief of thoracic surgery at the West Los Angeles Veterans’ Administration Medical Center.

The David “Punch” Worthington Laboratory is located at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. The Laboratory was made possible by a generous initial donation and continuing support from Roger G. Worthington.

The Punch Worthington Lab is the home of exciting new research on novel strategies for the treatment of mesothelioma, lung cancer, leukemia, and other occupational cancers. Roger Worthington is proud to help launch this vital research effort in honor of his father, Punch Worthington, Ph.D., who passed away from an asbestos-related cancer.  Punch obtained a Ph.D. in Genetics but left a promising career in academia to pursue his true love: labor union organizing and advocacy.